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Postby chouette » Jan Tue 10, 2017 1:57 am

My new project will be for the 2 seasons of MR. ROBOT. So here is season 1. I will make a few changes on the stills (waiting on my teacher, lol), but basically, that's what I'm going for. If anything needs to be changed or modified, please let me know. Thanks!

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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby Fogdude » Jan Tue 10, 2017 8:18 am

Looks great, Chewy!  :-$
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby ctaulbee » Jan Tue 10, 2017 3:01 pm

Yup very nice, I'm working on your tutorial but I think you might do this for the stills on this one, just some vertical lines off the SF box as dividers? :-)

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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby Wrench » Jan Tue 10, 2017 7:33 pm

I am guessing the new tut is on how to blend or merge the stills into each other. :-O
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby chouette » Jan Tue 10, 2017 7:56 pm

Sounds like a good plan CT! Yup Wrench, your guess is correct  :-O
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby chouette » Jan Wed 11, 2017 12:09 am

Here is Season 2 (updated Season 1 to match this). I noticed that the red box for the Bonus Features was not the same red as the title so I changed it to that color. I wanted to make the lines like CT suggested but for the life of me, I wasn't able to complete these lines. I've been doing it fine since he showed me, but it just won't cooperate with these covers. I think I broke my Photoshop, lol

Anyway, I went with the Stroke option and it came out fine. When Plan A doesn't work, go with Plan B. I still need to find out what the heck I did, but I've spent enough time for this stupid line thingy for one night. To be honest, I don't really like to work on a white background either. This might be my first and last try with Photoshop.

If you think of anything I should change before I upload them both, let me know. Thanks.


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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby Fogdude » Jan Wed 11, 2017 8:48 am

Just spitballin' here, but you've mentioned the stark white & I was wondering if there's a way to give the white a grain or texture that would make it less stark. Not anything really apparent, but a slight roughness like parchment or something might make it less bleak. I personally don't mind the plain white, but I think it should be possible to put in a layer with a texture on the white but under everything else?

I know, I don't know anything about PhotoShop, so keep my pie hole shut.  :-|
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby wysmommy » Jan Wed 11, 2017 10:19 am

Nice job.  :-)

If you don't want to use a white background you could always try matching the spine and back colors to the front image.
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby chouette » Jan Thu 12, 2017 7:41 pm

Ah Fog, you know I value your opinions, so don’t keep your pie hole shut, lol – I’ve tried a few options such as putting a little tint of red from my title but that turned out pink, didn’t want that for this series, that’s for sure. I believe it needs to be a very light color.

I can also do as you suggest Wys since that’s normally what I do. I’ll work around that and see what I’m able to accomplish or stick with the white and never go there again.


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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby Fogdude » Jan Thu 12, 2017 8:02 pm

Yeah, I wasn't very clear because I don't know how to do it, but I've seen others adding 'grain' or 'texture' to solid areas. I guess you need an image with the grain or texture, I'm not sure. It shouldn't really change the 'color', just break up the plainness of the solid white, like a pebbled effect, something along those lines. Nothing so gross it distracts, but just to relieve the starkness. I'm pretty sure Wys & CT know what I'm talking about. I've seen them both do things along those lines before.
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby ctaulbee » Jan Thu 12, 2017 11:59 pm

Added a new Tutorial on how to add a subtle texture to a solid white layer.

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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby bankska22 » Jan Fri 13, 2017 2:48 am

Love these!!!!!!
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby chouette » Jan Fri 13, 2017 4:53 pm

ctaulbee wrote:Added a new Tutorial on how to add a subtle texture to a solid white layer.

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Sweet! I'll check that next week! :-$
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby chouette » Jan Wed 18, 2017 1:41 am

Alright, I've played a little bit with this and added 2 different textures. For Season 1, I've added the Stone pattern at 50% Opacity so it's not too dark. And for Season 2, I've added a subtle texture (#3) at 100% Opacity. I don't really see a big difference, but at least it's not "white". If you see a difference, which one do you think I should use for both seasons? Thanks again!

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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby bankska22 » Jan Wed 18, 2017 2:04 am

Keeps getting better my friend.
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby chouette » Jan Wed 18, 2017 4:16 am

Here are close-ups of the different textures so you see the difference. :-)

Season 1 with the Stone pattern at 50% Opacity:



Season 2 with a subtle texture (#3) at 100% Opacity:



Which one is better to the eyes?
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby ctaulbee » Jan Wed 18, 2017 5:16 am

I kind of like the first one but really either works fine  :-)

Here is check list for your settings for making lines, you may have one or more these set wrong if you're not getting lines.


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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby chouette » Jan Wed 18, 2017 6:15 am

Oh wait, it needs to be set at "Shape"? My notes says "Path" and then click the “Shape” button on top to finish creating the line. That's how I was always making them. But the only problem with it now is that I can't chose my color. I'm able to change it after by clicking the fx / stroke and then change the color. If I chose "Shape", it will not keep my line.
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby ctaulbee » Jan Wed 18, 2017 6:25 am

A Shape and a Path are the same thing, the difference is one is filled (shape) and one is empty or just outlined (path).

You make a shape from a path by filling it with color, by selecting shape first you save the fill step.
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby Fogdude » Jan Wed 18, 2017 7:31 am

I also think either works fine. My eyes aren't good enough to see the subtle difference. :-O
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby topmeasure » Jan Wed 18, 2017 8:43 am

I love the texture of season 2, nice work.
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby chouette » Jan Wed 18, 2017 5:05 pm

Once again, thanks guys! I really appreciate your feedback/suggestions as I learn something new every time, and that's important for any new beginners.

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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby chewiejr » Feb Wed 01, 2017 8:45 pm

great cover, any chance these are made for bluray?
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Re: Mr. Robot series

Postby chouette » Feb Thu 02, 2017 2:58 pm

chewiejr wrote:great cover, any chance these are made for bluray?


I've always did them DVD format only, but I also like a challenge, so I might just make them in blu-ray as well... ;-)
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